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Learners work within our school’s 14 stage curriculum, communication, maths and personal social emotional development are a focus.

The Intent of the Heritage House School curriculum:

  • provides holistic learning experiences which are personalised to meet the unique needs of learners
  • provide a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum focussing on functionality
  • uses learner interests and talents to provide exciting, motivating and engaging learning experiences
  • is flexible in order to meet the needs of the diverse population within the school and matched to the individual needs of each learner
  • develops confidence, high self-esteem and independence
  • develops a respect for other people and the environment
  • prepares learners for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences in life beyond Heritage House School

Staff are encouraged to take a practical and creative approach to teaching, whilst following one of the three pathway approaches. We use a range of specific teaching methods including Intensive Interaction; Lego therapy and Rebound therapy. Leaners communicate in a variety of ways such as Makaton signing, using Grid on iPads, core boards, symbol exchanges and vocalisations.

Phonics is taught using Bug Club Phonics, as appropriate to their individual learning needs. Daily reading is encouraged for all learners.

All learners, when they join us have a six-week assessment and observation period. This identifies their strengths and areas for development to get the best from their EHCP. Each learner has a personalised learning plan to support progress. Learners work within one of three pathways below, depending on their own learning style.